You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders

By: Jen Schwanke

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Code: 117003

ISBN: 9781760560843

No of Pages: 354

Publish Date: 31 January 2017

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A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here – directly, practically and without the jargon.

Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common and most daunting challenges of the principalship, including

  • establishing productive professional relationships

  • building and maintaining a positive school culture

  • resolving conflict among staff and parents

  • providing effective instructional leadership

  • supporting students’ social-emotional needs

  • conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback

  • keeping up with district, state and federal mandates

  • managing the facility and the budget

  • providing focused and budget-friendly professional development

  • prioritising responsibilities

  • learning from student and school-wide data

  • planning for future growth and change

  • working through behaviour and discipline issues

  • hiring quality teachers and supporting new ones

  • leading effective meetings

  • maintaining balance.

The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful work of being a principal.

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SKU 117003
Price A$54.95
ISBN 9781760560843
Publish date 2017-01-31 00:00:00
Partner ID 1015
Partner Name ASCD
Key Learning Area Cross-Curricular